Code for America seems to have struck a chord with many people. It's easy to understand the value of bringing young tech and design folks into government and having them learn from each other because, whether they give it a lot of thought or not, their relationship with government is pretty important.
How I learned to make underwater robots
This fall, millions of Americans will be making an important decision that will affect their health care -- and it has nothing to do with the presidential election. Soon, many employers will ask people to select their 2013 health benefits -- a challenging decision for even the most empowered patient.
News of a recent meningitis outbreak has sent many Americans into panic mode. As of Wednesday, 137 people had become sick with the noncontagious fungal meningitis, and 12 of those have died. Health officials expect those numbers to rise as the investigation continues.
At the end of April 2010, a couple of weeks before the WHO announced a major 2011 U.N. summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), I left Merck to start Arogya World, a U.S.-based non-profit with a bold mission -- to change the course of chronic disease. This was the beginning of a very personal journey for me, and the expression of a heartfelt desire to gather like-minded people and make a meaningful contribution to global health.
Ashley Adams and her husband, Andy, were shocked to discover they were expecting quadruplets in March. The couple have been married for four years and were looking to start a family. After trying unsuccessfully for some time to conceive, Ashley underwent infertility treatments and received a double dose of Clomid, which often results in a multiple-birth pregnancy. "When the doctors told us we were having quads, we were extremely terrified and ridiculously excited all at the same time," Andy said. "It was just unimaginable." Ashley added, "I didn't know how to process it initially, but it felt like a blessing." But their surprise turned to fear when doctors diagnosed 24-year-old Ashley with thyroid cancer four months into her pregnancy.
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You're planning a trip but realize you've got Veuve Clicquot taste on a Bud Light budget. You don't need to be in the 1% -- or be a million-mile flier -- to roll like they do. Learn to travel strategically and get far more value for your dollars. "Travel offers a lot of benefits and beauty when you can make it less stressful and make it more memorable," said Joel L. Widzer, managing partner of JetReady.com and author of "The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred Customer Status."
Poaching tourists from the trendy tango bars of Buenos Aires or the glamorous beaches of Rio de Janeiro would be a tall task for most cities. But the Chilean capital, Santiago, is looking to do just that by encouraging travelers passing through on business to stay and uncover its potential as a hip South American destination.
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